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We're pleased to present a set of 200 original gem designs by a facetor of many years, Bob Kay from Adelaide, South Australia. Bob has worked hard to produce designs that are easier to render in many common gem materials. Where possible he has tried to eliminate fractional angles and to provide accurate instructions.

There are sixty designs for Corundum scattered among the four main Volumes, CD sets #1-4. Each of these volumes contain fifty (50) designs each. If you would like to purchase just the sixty Corundum designs, they can be found in separate disk, Vol. #5. And for those that would like the entire 200 designs on one disk, please choose Vol. #6.

All CD disks are ready for shipment, or if preferred, via a download file which contains both the Adobe (*.pdf) format, and GemCad (*.gem) versions for your convenience. Total download is about 7mb. If you have any trouble with the shopping cart purchasing procedure, please contact us directly.

Volumes #1-4 ($25). Vol. 5 ( $30). The entire collection of 200 designs on one disk is ($100). Shipping cost to most USA areas, is approx. $5 via Priority Mail. When advantageous, shipment can also be made from Australia. If a download is preferred, there are no shipping costs! A zip file download size is approx. 7mb. So the whole collection of designs will easily fit on one CD.






BOB'S BIO:

Hello! My name is Bob Kay. I was born in Adelaide, South Australia where I have lived and worked all my life. My family has always been very important to me. Our children have given us five fantastic grand children.

I’ve crammed a lot into my life with interests a plenty. It has given me respectful appreciation of the world in which we live. I have more hobbies than I have time for. So I must spread my efforts very thinly in order to keep in touch with all of them. The idea of giving up some of my hobbies is not an option, as I have participated in many of these enjoyable pastimes since I was quite young. So the object is to indulge in each whenever it fancies me, without totally neglecting the others. It's a fun balancing act which I never tire of.

I’ve been a member of the Australian Facetors Guild since September 1990 and State Chairman of the AFG since ‘97. I’ve been able to attend some of the Annual Facetors Guild Seminars held in September each year. In 2001 I sat with Robert Strickland, a visitor from across the Big Pond, who was the keynote speaker for the Seminar that year. Though I followed his instructions I just couldn’t get the hang of GemCad. I could never get my head around DOS. It was like a foreign language to me, as it was with many of you. But when the Windows version came out, I thought I might be able to understand it better. It took some time and instruction from some of my fellow facetors as well as a few exercises (over the phone) before I got up the confidence to try it myself. After that, it was just practice and more practice. The rest is history.

The year before last, I sent some of my designs to faceting friends around the world and asked them to do some cuts and tell me what they thought. A couple of them have also found their way into the USFG Newsletter with encouraging comments. So I have compiled the designs I’ve done thus far into CDs. I hope you enjoy cutting them as much as I have. GemcadWin was invaluable in the generation of these designs. My complements to Robert Strickland for his efforts to provide us with this wonderful gem design tool. I have cut a number of them myself to gauge the effect in different materials . Be sure to peruse the photos below---Enjoy!